Then you'll be happy to learn that the law doesn't require that schools "carve out a certain amount of teaching time" to satisfy anyone.I'm not going back and reading all the crap posted in this thread. I think mandating teaching gay/black/yellow/disabled history or whatever is ridiculous. Why do you have to develop a unique curriculum for every damn special interest group? Just teach history and include those that had a significant impact. Martin Luther King Jr., Harvey Milk, women....whomever. I think it's p.c. bullshit to carve out a certain amount of teaching time to satisfy some group of citizens. Just give the facts for each point in history and the contributions should be self evident.
The law does just what you suggest; it allows local school districts to determine what will be taught and at what grades it will be taught. No specific historical person or historical event is mandated, and a "unique curriculum for every damn special interest group" is not required.
Many of us who have been teaching history in California high schools are already in compliance with the letter and spirit of the law. We teach history. And good history includes the important contributions that is reflective of a diverse state and nation, not merely the narrow point of view offered in textbooks 60 years ago. You're right -- it's self-evident!